Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

English Teachers' Understanding of the 2013 Curriculum

Authors
Endang Darsih, M.Pd
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Endang Darsih, M.Pd
Available Online November 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.54How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teachers' Understanding; The 2013 Curriculum
Abstract

This study focused on English teachers' understanding of the 2013 curriculum at five targeted junior high schools in Kuningan, West Java. It involved sixteen teachers using mix-method design. Since teachers are the key people who are interpreting the planned curriculum and giving life to it in the language classroom by means of their instructional and evaluation strategies, their understanding toward the curriculum is important to be noticed. Teachers' good understanding of the 2013 curriculum becomes the important factor in implementing the 2013 curriculum successfully. This study revealed that English teacher's understanding of the 2013 curriculum is quite close to the basic principles of the curriculum. Teachers seem to have a comprehensive understanding on elements of curriculum such as general concept of curriculum, general concept of the 2013 curriculum, teaching and learning process as well as assessment based on the 2013 curriculum but are less knowledgeable in understanding rationale and changes elements. The 2013 curriculum also provides some benefits for teachers. However, teachers need to improve their understanding on implementing scientific approach and authentic assessment since they tend to use conventional method such as lecturing.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.54How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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